Caro Jost, Karin Sander: 5 February – 11 March 2022

Slewe Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of the next exhibition with works by Caro Jost and Karin Sander on Saturday February 5. Both artists live and work in Germany and are known for their conceptual approach and interest in appropriation. It is the first time that Slewe shows works by Karin Sander. Caro Jost’s works were already presented at the gallery in 2017.

Caro Jost, born in 1965 in Munich, appropriates foreign traces, materials or memories, which she transforms into autonomous art works of both autobiographical and social relevance. Her artistic strategy is about documenting time and historical reality and putting it in a new artistic and contemporary context. Because of that she started to build up her own personal archive of material and photographs in New York in 1998, and since then she has been collecting the material for her works on worldwide trips to locations of art history, artists' studios, and archives. This can be self-produced film footage, lost objects or documents that she collects in the archives of her favourite artists, but also snippets of conversations captured by chance or consciously, as well as traces and marks on the streets …

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Steven Aalders, Shadow: 27 November – 23 January 2022

Slewe Gallery is pleased to host the exhibition Shadow by Steven Aalders from November 27, 2021 to January 8, 2022, now extended until January 23, including the Amsterdam Art Gallery Weekend on 22 & 23 January with opening hours from 12 noon to 5 pm.

Aalders presents some new series of square sized paintings in various dimensions, all divided in two equal vertical planes of colour. The two colours are brought in balance and form together a ‘oneness in twoness’. Recently Aalders’ colour palette has intensified and shows more darker tones overall. The choice of colours is inspired by different sources, from nature as well as from various colour theories, for instance that of Goethe’s, who saw colour as shadow, which arises from a mixture of light and darkness. In addition, some series are inspired by the palette of old masters, such as the renaissance painter Matthias Grünewald and American modernist Milton Avery. At the same time Aalders’ exhibition Seasons will be on view at the Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo. On this occasion a comprehensive catalogue has been published by the museum in collaboration with Hatje Cantz. It gives an overview of the last ten years and is designed by Irma Boom. You can listen to an interview with the artist by Robert van Altena [in Dutch] here

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